Former Kaduna Central lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the attack on Kuje Prisons in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Naija News earlier reported that a group of terrorists stormed the Medium Custodial Centre and bombed sections of the facility on Tuesday night.
According to Daily Sun, the heavily armed gunmen invaded the federal facility around 10.30pm.
The gunmen who bombarded the facility and successfully operated for about one hour unhindered reportedly freed Boko Haram inmates at the correctional centre.
It was gathered that other inmates used the opportunity of the attack to escape from the Kuje Prison.
A prison staff, who confirmed the attack in a chat with Daily Sun, revealed that after the attack, not more than 30 out of the over 1, 000 inmates were found at the correctional centre.
The staff said some of the attackers came from the back of the prison yard, while others arrived with trucks used to evacuate the targeted inmates.
Reacting to the incident, Senator Sani described the attack on the prison facility as a daring and crippling evil which has entered the impenetrable fortress of the state.
In a tweet via his Twitter page on Wednesday, the former lawmaker added that the attacks on Kuje prisons and the President convoy have shown that the country is under attack.
He wrote: “The attacks on Kuje prisons and the President convoy sums it up; a daring and crippling evil bursting the impenetrable fortress of the state.”
The attacks on Kuje prisons and the President convoy sums it up;a daring and crippling evil bursting the impenetrable fortress of the state.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) July 6, 2022